PERIPETEIA

JOHN AKOMFRAH OBE

 

UK, 2012

EDITED ON FINAL CUT

20mins DRAMA

A SMOKING DOGS FILMS PRODUCTION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARROLL/FLETCHER AND THE EUROPEAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION

 

 

Peripeteia takes as its starting point two drawings by the sixteenth century artist Albrecht Dürer. The portraits are among the earliest Western representations of black people, their existence now "lost to the winds of history".

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